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f3 puts major emphasis on dissemination of results and findings. Find the latest reports, newsletters and other publications from f3 and the collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system), as well as information on calendar events, here.

Posted: 2018-03-08 11:21
Category: News

In December 2017, f3 published a report from the project Evaluation of biofuel production costs in relation to the new reduction obligation quota system (Utvärdering av produktionskostnader för biodrivmedel med hänsyn till reduktionsplikten), led by Erik Furusjö, IVL. In January, the report was also mentioned in Dagens Nyheter in an article by motor journalist Lasse Swärd.

Now, Erik Furusjö and IVL has put together a short version of the report that...

Posted: 2018-03-05 12:00
Category: News

The project Biofuels and ecosystem services, carried out within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) recently published its full report. Now, a scientific paper from the project is also available, published in Ecosystem Services.The paper is titled ...

Posted: 2018-02-27 17:11
Category: Reports

To replace fossil fuels with second generation biofuels, it is crucial that biomass material is made available. However, there is also the aspect of best application of the existing biomass. While high-grade feedstock is already used for biofuel, as well as for other prod­ucts, low-grade feedstock, such as residues from forestry, agriculture, industry and households, remains to be fully evaluated for this purpose.

A newly finished project within the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system), has investigated the techno-economic...

Posted: 2018-02-27 11:21
Category: Reports

Two out of several potential marine feedstocks for biofuels production that can be cultivated in Sweden are the macroalgae sugar kelp and sea squirts. A new report from the project Marine feedstock based biofuels and ecosystem services, carried out within the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system), has investigated and summarized the potential impacts of the intensification of marine biomass production for biofuel production on ecosystem services from...

Posted: 2018-02-15 09:34
Category: News

Right before christmas, it was announced that Ingrid Nohlgren will be the new f3 centre manager.

- I feel very exited with the opportunity to develop the work within f3, specifically when it comes to collaboration within the centre network and also with other stakeholders in the field, Ingrid says. Big challanges, like the transition to a transport sector independent of fossil fuels, demands new approaches and collaborations between stakeholders that maybe haven't worked together earlier.

– To be the f3 centre manager and enable this, together with the centre office, is something that i really look forward to.

Ingrids experience from academic research as...

Posted: 2018-02-05 17:17
Category: Reports

Replacing fossil fuels with sustainable fuel from biomass requires both innovative technological solutions and a feedstock that does not put too much strain on food production and land use. Hy­drothermal liquefaction is a technology for producing biofuels that has been gathering increasing interest, and by using seaweed (macroalgae) as a feedstock it is a promising option that fulfils both previously mentioned criteria. Using macroalgae has the added benefit of remediating eutrophic coastal waters since the macroalgae during marine cultivation absorb some of the excess nutrients, e.g. phosphorus (P), from the surroundings.

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Posted: 2018-02-02 17:12
Category: Reports

Compared to combustion in a recovery boiler, gasification of black liquor with downstream synthesis to biofuels in Kraft pulp mills shows ad­vantages regarding energy efficiency and economic performance. The good performance is partly due to the strong catalytic effect of the black liquor that enhances gasification reactions. Experimental research has shown that the reactivity can be kept even if the black liquor is significantly diluted with a secondary feedstock. Therefore, as a way to increase the operation flexibility as well as the biofuel production capacity of a mill integrated gasifier, a secondary biomass feedstock could be blended into the black liquor and co-gasified....

Posted: 2018-01-29 12:33
Category: Reports

A potential future production route for renewable transportation fuels is to produce bio-oil from forest raw ma­terial through i.e. fast pyrolysis, and then upgrade it to a transportation fuel at an existing refin­ery. The oxygen content of the produced bio-oil determines the hydrogen demand to meet the required oxygen level from a refinery perspective, and for use in engines. This in turn significantly affects the cost and the associated CO2 emissions from production of the transportation fuel, as it to a large extent is a result of the used raw material and production route for hydrogen.

A recently finished project within the f3 and Swedish Energy Agency...

Posted: 2018-01-18 10:49
Category: News

In order for Sweden to reach its goal of a fossil free transport sector by the year 2030, the forecast demand for biofuels is 20 TWh. In a newly finished study within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative research program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) it was investigated whether and how this demand can be met by biofuels produced from domestic feedstock. The scope was narrowed to biomass that does not cause land use change effects, since the European Commission has communicated that use of biofuels based on feedstock which could be used instead for food or feed will not be...

Posted: 2018-01-17 11:42
Category: Reports

During the fall of 2016, a project carried out within the Swedish Energy Agency and f3 collaborative reserarch program Renewable transportation fuels and systems (Förnybara drivmedel och system) was finished and results were presented in a summary, in order to allow for a manuscript for a scientific publication to undergo peer review. The project is titled Biofuels and ecosystem services and has been performed by participants from IVL, SLU and Stocksholm University, with Karin Hansen (IVL) as project leader.

We are happy to announce that a full report is now finally available...